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Welcome to the ‘Poetry off the Page’ Blog

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Poetry off the Page is an online, international platform for anyone interested in the study and analysis of anglophone spoken word and poetry performance from the 1960s to the present day.

The ‘Poetry off the Page’ blog is dedicated to original poetry performance research, with a focus on theory and methodology. The PoP blog provides a space for researchers to discuss new ideas, existing methodologies and theoretical approaches, and analyse new developments in the field such as performance studies and performance analysis, critical theories , literary historiography, musicology, authorship and performativity, archiving, (re-)mediation and mediatization, interviewing, reception theories and event management.

The PoP blog is edited by the Poetry off the Page team and headed by Dr Helen Thomas at the Department of English and American Studies at the University of Vienna; contributions are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License and are also published with a DOI on Phaidra, the University of Vienna’s research repository.

In this blog, we publish short essays and articles from researchers interested in the academic study of poetry performance. If you would like to submit a guest post for consideration, please click here for our guide to guest blog submissions. We look forward to hearing from you.

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